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Editorial: Talking about climate change in Orwellian doublespeak doesn't make it go away

If President Donald Trump were a reader of books, we'd recommend a nearly 70-year-old novel to him, because it illustrates nicely both the absurdity and the danger of perverting language for political ends. The book is George Orwell's "1984," which gave us the concept of "Newspeak," a language invented by government, and of ministries that do the exact opposite of what their names imply, i.e., a Ministry of Peace that is in charge of waging permanent war,

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